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Just wondering if anyone has encountered this issue. I have well tempered core-lite kiln shelves (26" rounds) I use at the base of my kilns. Just recently we started do fast low fire firings to set underglaze. The last two fires we lost the bottom shelf (bottom shelf only). I'm attaching photos. We've been using the same pack pattern for more than 2 years including a 3 post lift to the next shelf without issue. None of the other kilns have manifested the issue, but this is the only one we've been running fast fires to ^05. I'm thinking the speed of the fire has something to do wit
From the album: Ceramics Fall 2016Turquoise stone and white matte ^6 ox on calico dark red clay. A couple very wonky vases that developed decent sized cracks from uneven drying, this was one of the first things I made after taking a hiatus of 3 years from clay, be gentle! I needed to keep a few unsatisfactory pieces to try my experiments. I am totally head over heals in love with the color combo, but am very sad all the pieces developed pin holes on them... I talked to the professor and she is going to go over how to avoid that next time and keep my work together as to have a more consistent firing.
Hi, I am new in this forum and I am here to learn from you guys. I started playing with terracotta clay and I love to work with it. I am trying to make a very thin (about 1/16") uniform rectangular sheets. They are about 5"x6". After I take out the air bubbles I cut with a fine steel wire the sheets and place them on a thick steel flat surface dressed with a very fine oil film. I cover them with an acrylic sheet with some weight on it to keep them flat (very important) for a few days. Then, when they are easy to handle I found first they are bent or curved up and cracked and I can't burn them